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Friday Finals: Wildcats snap skid and move into 2nd place

January 28, 2017

Anthony Mangano had a goal and an assist as the Northeast Generals picked up a 4-3 win in Kenai River on Friday.

Wichita Falls 5 @ Shreveport 1 – Five goals in a row led to the Wildcats’ 5-1 win in Shreveport on Friday. Wichita Falls saw goals from five different Wildcats, with scoring from Jeff Skinner, Blake Ripley, Kevin Fees, CJ Walker and Matt Hanewall. Andrew Lane scored the Mudbugs’ lone goal. Evan Moyse took the win in net for Wichita Falls after making 33 saves. Boxscore

Coulee Region 1 @ MN Wilderness 3 – Setting the tone in the second period, the Minnesota Wilderness grabbed a 3-1 win at home over Coulee Region to start their weekend. The Wilderness saw goals from Pavel Mikhasenok, Michael Zuffante, and Ashton Altmann. Jackson Decker scored Coulee Region’s lone goal. In net, Minnesota’s Trevor Micucci took home the win with 27 saves. Brad Arvanitis made 41 saves in the Chill’s loss. Boxscore

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 5 @ Johnstown 7 – Completing a third period comeback on Friday was the Johnstown Tomahawks, who rallied to beat the Knights in a 7-5 game at home. Johnstown saw six different scorers, with goals coming from Hayden Rowan, Logan Stork, Joshua Biasillo, Nick Bruce (2), Dalton Hunter and Andrew Quetell. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton netted five goals in the contest, courtesy of Matt Kidney, Curtis Carlson, Sam Antonitsch (2), and Michael Morrissey. In net, Drew Hotte took the win for Johnstown with 19 saves. Matteo Esposito stopped 40 shots in the Knights’ loss.  Boxscore

Corpus Christi 2 @ Odessa 3 – A Texan showdown fell in favor of the Jackalopes on Friday, when Odessa beat Corpus Christi by a score of 3-2. Tyler Pietrowski, Ludwig Stenlund and Nick Wilson each scored for Odessa in the win. Corpus Christi saw two goals from Larry Jungwirth and David Baskerville during the contest. Odessa’s Jonny Hogue earned the win in net after 32 saves. Corpus Christi’s Tomas Vomacka made 29 saves in the Ice Rays’ loss. Boxscore

Northeast 4 @ Kenai River 3 – The Northeast Generals earned a 4-3 win over Kenai River to start their weekend. Matt Wiesner, Kohei Sato, Colin Bilek and Anthony Mangano each scored for the Generals. Kenai River saw goals from Jordan Holmes, David Kaplan, and Evan Butcher. In net, David Fessenden took home the win for Northeast with 34 saves. Robbie Goor was given the loss for the Brown Bears after making 22 saves. Boxscore

Janesville 4 @ Austin 1 – With four goals in the second period, the Janesville Jets held on for a 4-1 victory over the Austin Bruins on Friday night. The Jets netted four straight goals in the second from Kip Hoffmann (2), Cullen Munson and Jakov Novak. Austin found their way on the score sheet with a goal from Jon Richards in the third period. In net, Derek Schaedig took the win for Janesville with 21 saves. Jake Kucharski made 28 stops in Austin’s loss.  Boxscore

Minot 6 @ Brookings 2 – Minot started their weekend a 6-2 road victory over Brookings on Friday night. The Minotauros saw six different scorers, with goals from Derek Frentz, Alex Adams, Zack Bross, Michael Talbot, Austin Bollimer, and Nate Pionk. Brookings’ two tallies came courtesy of Brenden Stanko and Connor Koviak. Lucas Murray took the win in net for Minot with 27 saves. Josh Boyko made 29 saves in Brookings’ loss. Boxscore

MN Magicians 2 @ Springfield 5 – The Springfield Jr. Blues started the weekend in winning fashion with a 5-2 victory at home over the Magicians. Matt Long, Brennan Blaszczak, Connor Matsinger, Brandon Puricelli and Max Nylander scored goals for the Jr. Blues. The Magician’s two goals came from Will Hammer and Travis Brown. In net, Mike Robinson took the win for Springfield with 45 saves. Minnesota’s Ivan Prosvetov made 36 saves in the Magicians’ loss. Boxscore

Bismarck 1 @ Aberdeen 2 – A close Friday night game fell in favor of the Aberdeen Wings, who held on for a 2-1 victory against Bismarck to start the weekend. Aberdeen scored two goals early, courtesy of Tyler Bossert and Carter Roo, which they held on to en route to their win. Bismarck saw a goal from Cooper Haar in the second period. Forbes Ploszaj took the win in net for Aberdeen with 27 saves, while Bismarck’s Severi Isokangas took the loss despite 27 saves. Boxscore

Aston 6 @ Fairbanks 4 – On the road, the Aston Rebels earned a 6-4 victory in Fairbanks on Friday. The Rebels saw six goals, which came from Evgeny Yakolev, Andrew Bellant (3), Michael Underwood, and Brennan Kapcheck. Fairbanks put four goals up on the board, which were scored by Christian Sanda, Nolan Schaeffer, Grayson Gavin, and Samuel Ruffin. Mareks Mitens took the win in net for Aston with 17 saves.   Boxscore

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